White Out is all about exploring the next level, riding on extreme terrains, challenging your grit while going with the flow of the mystical snow-capped Himalaya. This is the time to ride in snowfall, on snow covered tracks, sometimes making your way, and at other times getting stuck but operating as a unit that aims to complete the ride successfully pegging adventure to its next level altogether. A Team of 11 highly skilled Riders would embark on this 9 day trying, testing and thrilling adventure.
Briefing and scrutiny:- Before the ride starts, scrutiny of gear and motorcycles and briefing on the ride and safety procedures happen.Also acclimatization to weather and getting to know the terrain begins here. The Briefing and Scrunity will take place at Shimla.
Shimla to Kalpa:- The ride starts with the Flag-off from Shimla. Riders would then proceed through twisting roads through pine tree laden hills towards Kalpa. This is perhaps the longest distance to be covered and would mostly be done on tarmac with some occasional snow or ice
Kalpa to Tabo:- This day would take them deeper into Lahaul Spiti region. Traces of first snowfall and snow laden roads most likely to be encountered here.
Tabo to Kaza:- An exciting ride through a good mix of tarmac and some broken roads mostly either snow-covered or with occasional black ice takes the riders through a different level of adventure
Kaza - Chicham - Kaza :- A short run further into Spiti Valley from Kaza towards Chicham, the place which is now the new gateway towards Chandratal after construction of the Chicham bridge. Most likely the roads would be completely snow covered in this sector.
Kaza - Tabo:- The ride nears completion as riders now turn back from Kaza back towards Tabo after spending a day exploring Kaza.
Tabo - Kalpa:- Descending into Kinnaur valley from Spiti valley after crossing over from Tabo towards Kalpa. Penultimate day of the actual riding days.
Kalpa - Shimla:- The last leg of the ride as the riders now head back to Shimla after having reached a pinnacle of adventure in the Spiti valley. As the riders reach civilization the weather also turns a few degrees warmer and becomes easier to ride.
Check Out:- An epic adventure comes to an end as the riders wrap up and check out from Shimla ready to head back into the plains after their adventure in these mountains. This adventure would test them to certain extent while also would prepare them for the next one lined up in less than a month away.
In the height of winter in the Himalayas, 7 riders set out to explore the Spiti Valley on their Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles. For the next 9 days, freezing blizzards, snowfall, primitive living conditions and roads topped with deceptive black-ice made the first edition of Royal Enfield White out a test of the toughest minds and bodies. Here is a recount of the grit, determination and adventure that made this epic ride a story well lived.
For decades, the Himalaya has been the spiritual home for Royal Enfield. To explore the next level of challenge, thrill and adventure, 7 riders, atop their Himalayan, set out to Spiti Valley in the peak of winters. For the next 9 days, freezing temperatures, snowfall, primitive living conditions and deceptive black-ice made the first edition of Royal Enfield White out a test of the toughest minds and bodies. Here is the story of the epic ride.
When 7 riders set out to Spiti valley in the peak of winter, the result is an epic ride. Treacherous terrain, freezing temperatures, snowfall, primitive living conditions and deceptive black-ice are just some of the things that made the first edition of Royal Enfield White out a test of the toughest minds and bodies. Here is a sneak peek to the adventure.